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    Join Us for the Southside Mayoral Forum

    We are hosting the Southside Mayoral Forum on Thursday February 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Co-sponsors include Chainbreaker Collective, Communities in Schools, Guadalupe Credit Union and New Mexico Dreamers in Action. Spread the word and RSVP HERE.  This a bilingual event and childcare will be provided. 
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    PLEDGE TO VOTE & RANK THIS ELECTION!

    THIS IS A CRITICAL ELECTION YEAR - THAT STARTS WITH OUR LOCAL ELECTIONS - PLEASE JOIN OUR VOTER ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION CAMPAIGN Earth Care is partnering with Fair Vote New Mexico to engage our young people, families, and neighbors to participate in the upcoming local election and we're running a campaign to help equip folks with information about the new Ranked Choice voting system. We're conducting presentations, community outreach, and hosting events. Please join our campaign by pledging to vote below.   LET US KNOW WHY YOU PLEDGE TO VOTE AND RANK YOUR CANDIDATES IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION BY CLICKING HERE  AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER OR GET INVOLVED WITH OUR RANKED CHOICE VOTING VOTER EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE For upcoming events - visit the Earth Care Facebook Page VOTER'S GUIDES League of Women Voters ENGLISH/SPANISH Retake Our Democracy Chainbreaker Collective ENGLISH/SPANISH CRITICAL ELECTION INFORMATION ABSENTEE VOTING BEGAN: January 30 EARLY VOTING: February 14 – March 2, 2018 ELECTION DAY March 6 MAYOR Five candidates will be listed on your ballot. One of them will be elected to serve as Santa Fe’s first full-time Mayor. CITY COUNCILOR Only the candidate(s) in your City Council District will be listed on your ballot. One of them will be elected to represent you on the City Council. GENERAL ELECTION Tuesday, November 4 Polls open: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Voter View at https://voterview.state.nm.us  to determine your voter registration status, your registered address, and your precinct number, which determines where you will vote in this election. Santa Fe County Bureau of Elections: 505-986-6280 www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk NM State Bureau of Elections (Office of Secretary of State): 505-827-3600 www.sos.state.nm.us   SAMPLE BALLOTS BY DISTRICT District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4   PLEASE COME OUT FOR  SOUTHSIDE MAYORAL FORUM: THE CANDIDATES RESPOND TO YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND WORKERS COHOSTED BY: CHAINBREAKER COLLECTIVE, COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS, NM DREAMERS IN ACTION THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22 6:00-8:00 PM at Cesar Chavez Elementary School gym 6251 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507 THIS IS A BILINGUAL EVENT AND CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE El Foro del Sur, Candidatos para Alcalde: Respuestas a la Juventud, Familias y Trabajadores Organizado por Earth Care, Communities in Schools, Chainbreaker Collective y New Mexico Dreamers In Action. JUEVES, 22 DE FEBRERO6: 00-8: 00 PMen el gimnasio de la Escuela Primaria Cesar Chavez6251 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507 MÁS INFORMACIÓN Y RSVP
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    ELECTION DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

    THIS IS A CRITICAL ELECTION YEAR - THAT STARTS WITH OUR LOCAL ELECTIONS - PLEASE JOIN OUR VOTER ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION CAMPAIGN Earth Care is partnering with Fair Vote New Mexico to engage our young people, families, and neighbors to participate in the upcoming local election and we're running a campaign to help equip folks with information about the new Ranked Choice voting system. The City of Santa Fe will hold a regular municipal election on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and we will be electing: A Mayor to a four-year term A City Councilor from District 1 to a four-year term A City Councilor from District 2 to a four-year term A City Councilor from District 3 to a four-year term A City Councilor from District 4 to a four-year term ABSENTEE VOTING: Starts Tuesday January 30 - Friday March 2 You can send your absentee ballot in by mail. You can get an application for an absentee ballot from the City Clerks' Office OR by downloading an application online HERE. All applications for absentee ballots must be completed and accepted by the City Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018. The City Clerk will accept completed absentee ballots delivered by mail, or in person by the voter casting the absentee ballot, their caregiver or the voter's immediate family, until 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018. EARLY VOTING: Starts Wednesday February 14 - Friday March 2 You can vote at the following locations: The City Clerk's office, 200 Lincoln Avenue, City Hall, Room 215, Monday - Friday during regular hours Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, Tuesday - Saturday during the early voting period from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Friday, March 2, 2018, voting will close at 5:00 p.m.   ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY MARCH 6, 2018 Santa Fe Voters can go to any of the Voting Convenience Centers, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018: Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta Gonzales Community School, 851 W. Alameda Salazar Elementary School, 1231 Apache Avenue Atalaya Elementary School, 721 Camino Cabra St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail Christian Life Church, 121 Siringo Road Nina Otero Community School, 5901 Herrera Drive Sweeney Elementary School, 4100 S. Meadows Road Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive Nava Elementary School, 2655 Siringo Road Kearny Elementary School, 901 Avenida de las Campanas Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road La Municipalidad de Santa Fe celebrará una elección ordinaria el martes 6 de marzo 2018, con el fin de elegir: Un Alcalde para toda la Municipalidad por un plazo de cuatro anos; Un Concejal de la Municipalidad del Distrito 1 por un plazo de cuatro años; Un Concejal de la Municipalidad del Distrito 2 por un plazo de cuatro años; Un Concejal de la Municipalidad del Distrito 3 por un plazo de cuatro años; y Un Concejal de la Municipalidad del Distrito 4 por un plazo de cuatro años. VOTACIÓN EN AUSENCIA - martes, 30 de enero 2018 - el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018 Votación en ausencia por correo empezará el martes, 30 de enero 2018 y cerrará a las 5:00 p.m. el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018. Pueden emitir boletas en ausencia personalmente a partir del martes, 30 de enero 2018 hasta las 5:00 p.m. el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018. La votación en ausencia se llevará a cabo en la oficina de la Escribana de la Municipalidad, durante horas laborables y los días laborables, de lunes a viernes.  Solicitudes para obtener boleta en ausencia se puede obtener solamente de la oficina de la Escribana de la Municipalidad.  Todas las solicitudes para obtener boleta en ausencia tienen que completarse y aceptarse por la Escribana de la Municipalidad antes de las 5:00 p.m. el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018.   Después de las 5:00 p.m. el 2 de marzo 2018 todas las boletas en ausencia no usadas se destruirán públicamente por la Escribana de la Municipalidad.  La Escribana de la Municipalidad aceptará boletas en ausencia completadas entregadas por correo o personalmente por el votante que emita la boleta en ausencia,  su cuidador/a o un familiar cercano, hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 6 de marzo 2018. Se puede obtener una solicitud de boleta electoral para votar en ausencia en la Oficina de la Escribana Municipal o haciendo clic AQUÍ https://www.santafenm.gov/application_for_absentee_ballot para descargar la solicitud. Se indican a continuación la dirección física, la dirección postal y los números de teléfono de la Oficina de la Escribana Municipal: -200 Lincoln Avenue, City Hall, Room 215, Santa Fe, NM  87501 VOTACIÓN POR ANTICIPADO - miércoles, 14 de febrero 2018 - el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018. La votación por anticipado se llevará a cabo en: la oficina del Escribana de la  Municipalidad, durante horas laborables y los días laborables de lunes a viernes.  Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, entre las 9:00 a.m. el miércoles, 14 de febrero 2018 y las 5:00 p.m., el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018. La votación por anticipado, en este sitio, se llevará a cabo de martes a sábado, durante el período de votación por anticipado de 9:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m., excepto el viernes, 2 de marzo 2018, la votación se cerrará a las 5:00 p.m. Todas las solicitudes para boletas de anticipado tienen completarse y aceptarse por la Escribana de la Municipalidad antes de las 5:00 p.m. el viernes, 2 de marzo de 2018. Después de las 5:00 p.m. el día 2 de marzo 2018, todas las boletas de anticipado no usadas se destruirán públicamente por la Escribana de la Municipalidad. CENTROS DE VOTACIÓN DE CONVENIENCIA Todos los recintos electorales dentro de los cuatro (4) distritos concejales de la municipalidad sean consolidados en Centros de Votación de Conveniencia.  Cualquier votante con derecho de votar dentro los límites municipales de la Municipalidad de Santa Fe puede votar en cualquiera de los siguientes Centros de Votación de Conveniencia, entre las horas de 7:00 a.m. y 7:00 p.m. el día 6 de marzo 2018: Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta Gonzales Community School, 851 W. Alameda Salazar Elementary School, 1231 Apache Avenue Atalaya Elementary School, 721 Camino Cabra St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail Christian Life Church, 121 Siringo Road Nina Otero Community School, 5901 Herrera Drive Sweeney Elementary School, 4100 S. Meadows Road Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive Nava Elementary School, 2655 Siringo Road Kearny Elementary School, 901 Avenida de las Campanas Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road   LET US KNOW WHY YOU PLEDGE TO VOTE AND RANK YOUR CANDIDATES IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION BY CLICKING HERE  AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER OR GET INVOLVED WITH OUR RANKED CHOICE VOTING VOTER EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE   CHAINBREAKER COLLECTIVE RELEASED THEIR 2018 VOTER GUIDE THEY ASKED ALL OF THE CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT:  IF ELECTED, what programs do you support and/or propose to expand affordable housing for low-income people & what ways do you believe we can encourage development with displacing low-income people? IF ELECTED, what programs do you support and/or propose to increase bus service, accessibility & affordability to the areas of Santa Fe in most need of public transportation? In what ways would you hold yourself, your colleagues & city staff accountable to the implementation of the Resident's Bill of Rights resolution & what resources would you call upon to advance its directives? ACCESS THE 2018 VOTER GUIDE HERE   PLEASE COME OUT FOR  SOUTHSIDE MAYORAL FORUM: THE CANDIDATES RESPOND TO YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND WORKERS COHOSTED BY: CHAINBREAKER COLLECTIVE, COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS, NM DREAMERS IN ACTION THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22 6:00-8:00 PM at Cesar Chavez Elementary School gym 6251 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507 THIS IS A BILINGUAL EVENT AND CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE El Foro del Sur, Candidatos para Alcalde: Respuestas a la Juventud, Familias y Trabajadores Organizado por Earth Care, Communities in Schools, Chainbreaker Collective y New Mexico Dreamers In Action. JUEVES, 22 DE FEBRERO6: 00-8: 00 PMen el gimnasio de la Escuela Primaria Cesar Chavez6251 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507 MÁS INFORMACIÓN Y RSVP DO YOU KNOW ABOUT RANKED CHOICE VOTING? JOIN US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS TO LEARN WHAT RCV IS AND WHY WE RANK THIS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8 12:00-1:30 PM at Second Street Brewery, 1814 2nd Street, Santa Fe, NM LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15 12:00-1:30 PM at Second Street Brewery, 2920 Rufina Street, Santa Fe, NM RSVP & LEARN MORE HERE RCV FREE COMMUNITY TRAINING - ENTRENAMIENTO GRATIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 at Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive SPANISH TRAINING 2-3 PM ENGLISH TRAINING 3-4 PM RSVP & LEARN MORE HERE  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22 5:00-6:30 PM at Desert Dogs Brewery & Taproom, 112 W San Francisco St, Unit 307, Santa Fe, NM RSVP & LEARN MORE HERE 
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    BREAKING: Ranked Choice Voting Appeal Denied!

    Did you hear? THE NEW MEXICO SUPREME COURT JUST DENIED THE CITY'S APPEAL!See the Albuquerque Journal article HERE RANKED CHOICE VOTING HERE WE COME! It's critical that we all know how to participate in this new system - and it's a great opportunity for us all to engage our family, friends, and community in a conversation about building political power and why participating in the electoral process matters -- especially when democratic tools like Ranked Choice Voting make it easier for more diverse candidates to run meaningful campaigns, for us to have winners that represent larger majorities, and for us to push the political envelope to include our communities' priorities. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH FAIRVOTE NM TO RUN A VOTER ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN - TARGETING FOLKS WHO NORMALLY HAVE BEEN DISENFRANCHISED AND MARGINALIZED FROM THE ELECTORAL PROCESS Over the next 8 weeks, we'll be training 10 organizers from our Youth Allies, Poder Familiar, and Action Network to do presentations in schools, at events, with businesses and organizations, and to conduct direct outreach to voters. Our outreach will include helping folks who aren't yet registered to vote, get registered.  We are co-hosting a training series for ANYONE interested in learning how to engage others in the campaign and teach about the new voting system. Space limited to 20 participants per session. First come first serve. To RSVP please send an email to Maria Perez at mperez@fairvote.org and indicate which session you want to participate in at mperez@fairvote.org or call 505 550 0647. Thursday Jan. 11 @ 12-1, 2-4, & 5-7 (at Chainbreaker- 1515 5th Ave) Friday Jan. 12 @ 10-12, 1-3, & 3-5 (at La Farge Library- 1730 LLano St) Saturday Jan. 13 @ 10-12, 1-3, & 4-6 (at EarthCare- Corner of Jaguar and Country Club) -   WE ESPECIALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON SATURDAY. YOU CAN RSVP TO OUR EARTH CARE WORKSHOPS HERE ON FACEBOOK.
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    APPLICATION NOW OPEN FOR LAS VEGAS YOUTH

    YOUTH ALLIES LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - LAS VEGAS, NM We are kicking off a new Youth Allies Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, New Mexico. We are recruiting young people in Las Vegas to participate in this 10 week program. We're looking for folks who are interested in becoming stronger people, leaders, and/or activists to help make the world a better place. The training program includes a kick-off retreat and weekly trainings all taking place in Las Vegas. Are you interested? LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE Apply now! Applications are taken on a rolling basis. Kick-off retreat Thursday - Saturday February 1-3, 2018
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    January Calls to Action

     Organizing trainings, Ranked Choice Voter Engagement Trainings, Equity Panels, and more... GEAR UP FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR   CLICK READ MORE TO VIEW THE CALLS TO ACTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
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    2018 Martin Luther King Jr Youth Summit Announcement

    You are invited to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Youth Summit hosted by Earth Care MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY - YOUTH SUMMITPumped to get involved in the new year with cool young activists on issues you know are important? Stand up & take action!Want to get involved, but aren't sure how? You'll get to learn about opportunities where you can make a difference! The Youth Summit will kick-off our Youth Action Network for 2018, open to all high school students in Santa Fe! This day will feature quick, captivating presentations on education, climate change and climate justice, and Native rights. This is followed by more intense workshops with community leaders on the topics you are most interested in! WHEN? MONDAY JANUARY 15TH at 10:00 AM - 3:30 PMWHERE? Earth Care - Zona del Sol, 6600 Valentine Way (across from the Southside Library) For the Facebook event CLICK HERE
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    2017 Youth Allies Leadership Institute Graduation - Congrats!

    This fall 25 high school youth from across Santa Fe completed our 10-week Youth Allies Leadership Institute. These students attend the Santa Fe Indian School, Capital High School, Santa Fe High School, the Academy for Technology and the Classics, and Santa Fe Waldorf.  Last week their parents, teachers and community members came together to celebrate these amazing youth leaders. These young leaders shared their commitments going forward, and they are gearing up to jump into the movement for social and ecological justice through Action Network campaigns in 2018 and other social action opportunities to improve our community, our state, and the world.
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